This article I found in the February Pacific Fishing magazine written by Daniel Mintz. In Humbolt County’s Eel River Valley the chinook salmon are on the return. Once a river full of salmon has become a river scarce of chinooks. In 2012 as of Nov. 26, 3,070 chinook salmon passed by the fish ladder at Van Arsdale station. The station has been keeping records of fish counts since the 1950’s and this has been the largest run yet. The picture below is a picture of the stations fish ladder. This was a really exciting article for me to read because I think its great to hear about a salmon population especially Kings to be increasing. I also think very highly of Van Arsdale station for keeping records of fish populations since the 1950’s.